Dawn holden woods Sr Staff 20

Dawn Holden Woods is Chief Social Services Officer and oversees PHMC subsidiaries Turning Points for Children and The Bridge, PHMC’s Health Promotion Services group, PHMC subsidiary Health Promotion Council and PHMC’s Research and Evaluation Group.

Dawn previously served as Managing Director, Children and Family Social Services for PHMC and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children. With Dawn’s leadership, Turning Points for Children has grown to be one of the largest social services agencies in the region and includes PHMC subsidiary The Bridge. Four Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) also fall under Turning Points for Children as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being, and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families.

Dawn is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Minority Business Leaders for 2020, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and Nonprofit CFO of the year. She is board member of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and The Committee of Seventy, and a member of the Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. While no longer practicing, Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.